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Mitizie Jessop-Taase, Legal Counsel to the President of the Fono, spoke to the ASCC Political Science Club in late April. She is pictured with faculty and students from the Political Science Department following her talk.   [courtesy photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — In late April, the American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Political Science Club welcomed Mitzie Jessop-Taase, the Legal Counsel to the President of the Senate as their guest speaker. PoliSci Club President Faafetai Luamanu conducted the meeting, which started with an...
Washington, D.C. —  Doug Domenech, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs has announced $230,000 to support the 2018 Pacific Lineman Training program for linesmen from American Samoa, Guam, Ebeye, Majuro, Palau, Pohnpei, and Yap.  An additional $17,405 will...
High tides in Marshall Islands in March 2016 hit a seawall.  [Photo: RNZI/Giff Johnson]
WOMAN TO SUE SAMOA GOVT. OVER ALLEGED “ABUSE OF POWER” A woman who claims to have been unlawfully detained by the Ministry of Police in April last year is suing the Government for an undisclosed amount. The law firm acting on behalf of Katerinauatalia Lesatele, Lui and Chang, has officially...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Another man was arrested Wednesday night in Leone by armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit, for alleged unlawful possession of illegal drugs. This is the 4th individual police have arrested this week for unlawful possession of meth. The arrest was made...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It hasn't been long since Customs acquired their newest four-legged members and already, the drug sniffing golden retriever, Ruca has made a bust. About two weeks ago, during a routine run-through at the local post office, Ruca alerted to a package, which was then put...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Batch #6 of tax refunds to be released today Another batch of tax refund checks — batch #6 - is being released today, Friday, May 17th for those who filed Feb. 1- 2, said ASG Acting Treasurer, Tina Va’a in a brief statement late Wednesday afternoon. Today's run totals...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A survey in American Samoa has shown strong support for raising the legal marriage age for girls. The woman's advocacy group, "Pae ma le Auli," sent out 1,000 survey questionnaires regarding the marriage age issue. The group's president, Leuga Turner, said about 90...
Local government staff, including Fa’aui Fano Lefotu, prepared a farewell luncheon Wednesday afternoon for US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials, as the Disaster Recovery Center, located inside the DYWA Pago Pago Youth Center, officially closes tomorrow.  Pictured are two FEMA officials, with local staffers, cutting the cake — which read “Thank You FEMA.” Local government officials, who assisted FEMA officials with translations and other duties prepared the delicious cake. [photo: Leua Aio
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — SBA and FEMA remind the public that the Disaster Recovery Center located inside the DYWA Pago Pago Youth Center closes tomorrow, Saturday, and transitions into the SBA’s Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC), starting next Monday, May 21. As the DRC nears closing, local...
Fonotaga J. Faanu  [photo: AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The woman from Masefau who is accused of stealing $400,000 from McConnell Dowell told a special investigator from New Zealand that she used some of the money to renovate her house, and some was given to family members and friends. This was revealed Wednesday afternoon...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 19-year-old male who was accused of burglarizing - with several juveniles - a store in Tafuna, told the court he didn't keep any of the stolen items, just the cash. Vilitoni Vi was initially charged with first degree burglary and stealing - both class C felonies - in...

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